IBM® ELM for Automotive

Automotive OEMs and suppliers are faced with the challenges of developing increasingly complex products while reducing cycle times, increasing quality, and delivering new functionality. 

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM), an integrated portfolio of management tools for systems and software engineering, provides the ideal foundation for dealing with these challenges. This portfolio helps you manage development from early design through final vehicle verification and validation. It also streamlines adherence to automotive compliance and regulatory requirements outlined in standards such as Automotive SPICE (ASPICE), ISO-26262, SOTIF, ISO/SAE 21434 and WP.29.

IBM Engineering benefits for Automotive

Complete development lifecycle visibility

Provide visibility across development teams by linking requirements to design models, tests and workflows, which improves quality and reduces time to market.

Electrical engineering and software design

Develop the software and an executable logical architecture of the vehicle software, electrical components and electronics to support allocation of functionality to these domains.

Verification and validation

Develop and manage test cases supporting MIL, SIL, HIL, including automated test generation linked to requirements, test benches and test results.

Strategic reuse

Reduce costs and improve productivity by reusing designs, features and architectures. Create and manage product variants and versions within and across product lines.

Agile approaches

Accelerate deployment with agile processes while having the confidence to meet critical milestones. Use agile (SAFe) or waterfall processes within a single project.

Integrated compliance processes

Use integrated templates, processes and reporting for standards and regulatory compliance to reduce audit time and costs, with support for ASPICE, ISO-26262, SOTIF, ISO-21434 and WP.29.

Read about ELM and ASPICE compliance

The IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) portfolio helps you overcome the challenges and complications of compliance with automotive standards such as ASPICE.

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Adopt AUTOSAR specifications more easily

Leverage full automation from SysML and UML models to AUTOSAR deployable code.

Ensure compliance to quality and safety standards

Prepare for compliance readiness with automotive industry standards and accelerate time to market by using IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management software.

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Mercedes-Benz optimizes product development

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Simplifying products through a unified strategy

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Automotive resources

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IBM ELM Automotive Compliance

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Automotive Compliance is a solution that helps you easily tailor IBM ELM for the automotive industry.

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Software is now an integral part of all automobiles

IBM ELM enables simultaneous mechanical, electrical and software development, integrating MBSE for use with AutoSar, SySML, UML and more.

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Managing complexity in automotive engineering

Discover how you can automate your engineering processes, and infuse AI into development for engineering at enterprise scale.

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Enabling resilient electric vehicle engineering and design

How engineering digital foundations will drive the development of software-defined vehicles.

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